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Seawise Giant
( Biggest Ship Ever, After Reconstruction )
Launched as "PORTHOS" Completed as "OPPAMA", sold as "SEAWISE GIANT".
And see "OPPAMA" as : Jahre Viking &  Knock Nevis & Mont

See also : The air attack on the Seawise Giant & Seawise Giant after the air attack &  "Jahre Viking" at Keppel Shipyard, Singapore
See also : 3D Drawings "Knock Nevis" & Model of the "Seawise Giant"

[ Laid down for Greek owners, who refused delivery, caused by steamturbines vibrations,
launched unnamed & laid up on completion, she was first shown in Loyds Registers
as PORTHOS, then OPPAMA. Sold and commissioned 12/1979 ]
1979 - SEAWISE GIANT
1980 - Lengthened to 458.5/440.0m : 238557grt : 564739dwt : carried out by Nippon Kokan, Tsu shipyard
14/05/1988 bombed by Iraqi aircraft at Hormuz Terminal (3 dead) & declared CTL.
Sold as a hulk
1989 - HAPPY GIANT (Norman Intnl A/S - NO)
1991 - rebuilt as a tanker : 260851grt
1991 - JAHRE VIKING (K/S Jahre Viking - NO)
2004 KNOCK NEVIS, FSO, (First Olsen Tankers- NO)
2010 MONT, for breaking up at Gujaratís Alang-Sosiya shipyard, India
 
"Seawise Giant", on sea trails, before se was lengthened.
 
"Seawise Giant", on sea trails, before se was lengthened.
 
"Seawise Giant", new mid-section ( 82 mrt.) is being built for lengthening at the Sumitomo shipyard.
 
Photo in a newspaper when the "Seawise Giant" was cut in two, the three parts, from photo above, are put together in dry-dock.
( Thanks to Jullian Lelliott )
"Seawise Giant" on sea trials after she was lengthened.
( Photo thanks to Toby Young )
The world largest ship, the 564,763 dwt Norwegian tanker Jahre Viking to be converted to FSO - DN.

The Norwegian business Dagens Næringsliv paper reports First Olsen Tankers has written a letter of intent
with Maersk Oil Qatar with regard to using the 564,763 dwt Norwegian 1979 built ULCC Jahre Viking as a FSO.
The contract is for three years with an option for Maersk Oil for further two years.
The contract period is expected to start Juni/Juli 2004.
"Seawise Giant".
( Photo thanks to Toby Young )
"Seawise Giant" on sea trials after she was lengthened.
( Copyright reserved )
 "Seawise Giant" after the attack being towed to Singapore, for repairs.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )

The Miramar Ship Index for
OPPAMA
IDNo / IMO
7381154
Year
1976
Name
OPPAMA
Flag
LBR
Owner
[ Laid down for Greek owners, who refused delivery, caused by steamturbines vibrations,
launched unnamed & laid up on completion, she was first shown in Loyds Registers as PORTHOS, then OPPAMA. Sold and commissioned 12/1979 ]
Type
Tanker
Tons
189110
DWT
418610
LOA
376,70
LPP
358,00
Beam
68,90
Dept
29,80
Draft
24,61
Machinery
1ST-16
kW
36778
ShipDesign
ULCC
Builder
Sumitomo Shipbuilding & Mach., Co., Ltd.
Yard
Yokosuka
Yard No
1016
Country built
JPN
Keel
????
Launch
04.09.1975
Completed
26.03.1976
Subsequent History
Launched as PORTHOS, build & laid up as OPPAMA - Sumitomo H.I. Yard, for own account
12.1979 Sold as SEAWISE GIANT] - Universal Petroleum Carriers Inc.
[1980 Lengthened 458.5 / 440.0 m, 238558 grt / 564739 dwt]
1989 HAPPY GIANT - Norman Intnl A/S
[1991 rebuilt 260851 grt ]
1991 JAHRE VIKING - K/S Jahre Viking
2004 KNOCK NEVIS - First Olsen Tankers
2009 MONT - ????
End
2009
Disposal Data
Scrapped at Alang 21.12.2009 & beached 22.12.2009. ( By Gujaratís Alang-Sosiya )